What is acne?

The most important thing is knowing what causes acne in various stages of your life, and how to treat it. Acne is the term used for plugged pores, pimples and deeper lumps that occur on your face, neck, chest, back or even your arms.

It is a skin inflammation that is the result of overactive oil glands at the base of hair follicles. Acne occurs when oil glands are stimulated by hormones that come to life around puberty time. The oil glands, which are located just beneath the skin, continuously produce and secrete oil through openings in the skin. Under certain circumstances, cells that are close to the openings of the oil glands block the openings. This causes a buildup of oil underneath the skin. When bacteria gets into the skin and the oil, it causes the surrounding tissues to become inflamed.

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